Marcus Gondolo-Gordon (88-93), the OP Rep on Corfu, Greece, has returned to live in the U.K. He writes: “Business in Greece is never easy at the best of times, so I have moved back to the UK for the first time in 12 years! As a result I am looking forward to getting…Details
Stephen Taylor (55-60) and his wife, Diana, were in New Zealand for a couple of nights from 5th to 7th January, 2016. They then left on a Noble Caledonia cruise around NZ, returning to Auckland on 27th January when I am taking them to lunch at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron,” reports one…Details
Cdr. Russell Johnson (46-50) RN died in 2010 according to his daughter Tamsin Kidwell. He was a BA Cantab., a Commander in ‘L’ branch and was awarded an OBE in 1984. We have no other details.
According to his daughter Julia Ridge, Peter Butterfield (46-49) of Culmhead, Taunton has “moved house and since passed away.” He was a Chartered Accountant. We have no further details.
From a January 7 post on the OP Facebook Group: “It’s that time of year again where the New Year’s resolutions are kicking in. One of the most common is to get fit and stay in shape. After being back on an indoor rower for a while and logging metres daily I have created a…Details
Marc Hanreck (50-54) died on 2nd October, 2015, aged 78. His sister Julie North writes: “Marc was born in Horsham and was educated locally until he went to The Nautical College in 1950. After Pangbourne he joined Union Castle Line as an Officer Cadet on foreign-going vessels and completed his cadetship in 1957.…Details
From the Sydney Morning Herald December 21: Queensland at forefront of looming Australian obesity disaster Expanding waistlines are expected to cost billions in increased disease management.Two thirds of Queenslanders are either overweight or obese, as a predicted surge in the national obesity crisis is expected to cost Australia billions in additional health…Details
On December 19th Anthony Clifford (75-82), taking part in the Clipper round-the-world race, reported safely from Sydney: “I arrived in Sydney on-board the Clipper sponsored boat LMAX Exchange after our shortest race to date since leaving the UK but probably our most difficult race from Albany, Western Australia. The distance of just…Details
Chris Jelf (88-93), now a well-known wedding and portrait photographer, hit the headlines before Christmas when it was revealed that a picture he took in October at Kensington Palace had been chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their 2015 Christmas card. The image subsequently appeared on the front page of …Details
Charles David Cobb (35-37), the renowned marine artist, died peacefully at his home near Lymington on 18th June, 2014, aged 93 as recently communicated to the OP Society. His friend John Webster (46-50) in an obituary for The Royal Cruising Club (RCC) of which David was a life member, wrote: “At…Details